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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dance skirt for my sister on: January 19, 2010 08:55:19 PM
What a gorgeous skirt!  I am jealous. (And yes, for the record, you got the Hebrew correct and it is from Psalms 149:3 -- good job!  Grin  It means "Let them praise His name with dance; with harp and tambourine, let them sing praises to Him.")
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Princess Leia on: July 12, 2009 12:12:02 PM
Elsinora, your costume is amazing!  You and your fiance both fit the parts so well!
Is that your real hair?  Because it looks perfect! What did you make the belt out of?

Thankies!  No, it's not my real hair...my real hair is blond and not NEARLY long enough, unfortunately, so I bought a black witch wig from the local halloween mart and styled it myself.  It took almost a hundred bobby pins and ended up looking quite sparse in the back, so I had to wear the hood up most of the time.  I am envious of your hair!  Embarrassed

The belt was a piece of white felt with velcro closures--I would have used white pleather, but I couldn't get any in time.  For the silver doodads, I wrapped aluminum foil around pieces of posterboard cut into the right shapes, hot glued the round buttons onto them, and then hot glued the whole shebang onto the felt.  The round pieces are from a fabric-covered button making kit I got at Joann's for $2.50.
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: spock: the final frontier on: May 30, 2009 11:44:07 PM
You are possibley the coolest couple ever.

Why, thank you.  *blush*  Of course, we're only going as Kirk (me) and Spock (him) if I get my way...if he gets his, we're going as Kirk (him) and Andrea the Android (me), haha.  But I'm pretty sure I'll get my way, because I'm the one making the costumes...and because I really am the Kirk in this relationship and he knows it!  Grin

And yay for good old Halloween cross-dressing!  In the four years I've been making my own costumes, I have already gone as a male character twice--Connor from "The Boondock Saints," and Alex from "A Clockwork Orange."  (By the by, as a Nintendo nerd as well, I think Bowser as a Halloween costume is pure win!)
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: spock: the final frontier on: May 29, 2009 08:27:56 PM
Wow, great costume!  Shocked  That neckline is gorgeous!  (Plus, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only girl out there who dresses up as male characters...makes me feel much better about my plan to go as Kirk to my fiance's Spock this year.  Nerd couples for the win! Cheesy )

One thing though...didn't Spock have two gold bands on the sleeves of his uniform?  I think he did, but I just don't remember offhand.  Huh
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Princess Leia on: May 29, 2009 08:23:18 PM
Nice costume!  I went as Princess Leia last Halloween too, with my fiance as my Han Solo.  I made both our costumes...mine won the college costume contest (which, being an alum, I was not technically eligible to enter...whoops).  Yours is better, I think..but given that I'd only been sewing for a few months when I made mine, I am quite pleased with it!  Grin

Here are the pics:



Me as Leia (unfortunately, none of my pics show the hairstyle or the belt very well)



DF as Han (the funny thing is, he HATES Halloween and complained for months about my making him wear a costume...until I showed him the finished product, at which point he refused to take it off for days, lol)



"I love you."
"I know."
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: CCC - Crafty Chessboard Centerpieces! on: May 09, 2009 06:54:30 PM
Wow, thanks for all the helpful hints!  Cheesy  I'm definitely going to have to look into those checkerboard cake pans and chocolate molds.  Now, if I could just figure out how to make a cake topper that won't be too heavy and sink into the cake... Undecided
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Bridal Shower gift ideas on: May 08, 2009 04:53:35 PM
One thing I saw at a friend's shower that I thought was absolutely brilliant: somebody gave the bride a laundry hamper full of assorted sizes of Tupperware.  Everybody always overlooks food storage, but it's absolutely essential to ANY couple!  Smiley
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / CCC - Crafty Chessboard Centerpieces! on: May 08, 2009 04:50:52 PM
The backstory: I'm getting married in August.  I have a very large and very close-knit extended family.  My fiance, on the other hand, had a small extended family to begin with, and the of the few relatives he has, several have disqualified themselves from an invitation (his father and stepmother were abusive, and his mother's side of the family plotted to get his mother declared an unfit parent just so that his uncle with three daughters could get custody and thus have a male child...and then completely disowned my fiance and his mother both when their attempt at legal kidnapping failed.  What a lovely bunch!), and his grandfather's health is too poor to be able to attend.  So between the fact that we're getting married in my hometown and that my relatives outnumber his about ten to one, I was terribly concerned that my poor fiance would feel left out at his own wedding.

Then, my mother had a brilliant idea: why not make the theme of the reception revolve around one of HIS interests?  So we decided that the centerpieces would incorporate the OTHER love of his life: chess!

The result:



It's a chess king and queen standing under a chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy).  Half of the centerpieces will look like the one pictured, while the other half will have blue chess pieces and white chuppah poles.  The chess pieces are not "real" chess pieces, because we couldn't find any chess sets in which the king didn't have a cross on his crown...which, since we are Jewish, would be weird.  So the chess pieces are made out of three-inch wooden candlesticks from Michaels.  The king's crown is just one of the same wooden birthday candle holders we used for the base of the poles, just turned upside down and glued in place.  And the colors were chosen to match the bridesmaids' dresses, which are blue and aqua.

We're also thinking about baking a plain sheet cake for the wedding, using icing to make similar blue and white chessboard squares on top, and making a chess king and queen cake topper to match the theme, but my father thinks it would be too hokey.  What do you think?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tshirts--->Vneck and dress on: April 19, 2009 09:09:20 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Smiley
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Total beginer & would love some advice on making baby dress please on: April 19, 2009 08:24:54 PM
Also, a really easy way to make a baby dress is to sew a skirt onto a onesie: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=162267.msg1642714#msg1642714

And you can find links to a whole bunch of tutorials on how to make baby dresses here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=182788.0

Good luck, and congrats!  Smiley
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